Uptime Institute Research

The Uptime Institute Research practice is dedicated to identifying, analyzing, and clearly explaining the trends, technologies, and changing business of the mission-critical infrastructure industry, so that our clients may make considered, well-informed decisions, explore new opportunities, and reduce their exposure to risk.

Drawing on deep practical expertise and research experience over more than 25 years, and a global network of clients, partners, and associates, our team is able to examine the design, operation, and economics of mission-critical infrastructure, the disruptive promise of innovation, and the practical realities of day-to-day management.

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How to Access Our Research

Uptime Institute Research delivers content through a number of channels, including providing full access to all research to Uptime Institute Network members, limited access to Uptime Institute Inside Track subscribers, as well as custom research and presentations for corporate clients.

UI Network

UI Network is Uptime Institute's corporate membership community for enterprise IT leaders and data center executives.  Learn More about UI Network

Inside Track

Inside Track is our online community where IT and infrastructure experts can interact with peers around the globe.  Learn More about Inside Track

Custom Research

Uptime Institute Research provides custom research, presentations and reports for corporate clients upon request.  Request Custom Research
If you operate or manage mission critical infrastructure, the best way to access Uptime Institute Research material in all its forms is to join the global Uptime Institute Network, with its Inside Track online community inlcuding direct access to our analyst team.

Meet The Team

Our core team is comprised of the most experienced data center experts from The 451 Group of companies, including Uptime Institute and 451 Research. This joint effort blends expert insights in cutting-edge data center technologies, trends in IT efficiency and optimization, effective application of data center best practices in facilities and management, and the best practices in driving IT resiliency at the business, application, network, and physical layers.
Mr. Lawrence is the founding member and Executive Director of Uptime Institute Research. Andy has built his career focusing on innovative new solutions, emerging technologies and opportunities found at the intersection of IT and infrastructure.
Andy Lawrence
Executive Director of Research
Uptime Institute
Mr. Brown oversees Uptime Institute's global consultant team of data center experts. Chris has over two decades of experience in critical facilities including in technical areas of capacity planning, retrofitting, new facilities design and leading management and operations teams.
Chris Brown
Chief Technical Officer
Uptime Institute
Mr. Bizo is a Senior Analyst in the Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure Channel at 451 Research. His research focuses on advanced datacenter design, build and operations, such as prefabricated modular datacenters, highly efficient cooling and integrated facilities and IT management to achieve superior economics.Daniel is also a regular contributor to 451 Research's silicon and systems technology research.
Daniel Bizo
Senior Analyst
451 Research
Ms. Ascierto has spent nearly two decades at the crossroads of IT and business as an analyst, speaker, adviser and editor. Rhonda’s focus is on innovation and disruptive technologies in datacenters and critical infrastructure, including those that enable the efficient use of all resources.
Rhonda Ascierto
Vice President of Research
Uptime Institute
Mr. Turner has helped clients justify several billion dollars of site infrastructure investments since 1992. Pitt and Mr. Hank Seader invented what has become the industry standard Tier-level site infrastructure rating system.
W. Pitt Turner IV
Global Executive, Networks
Uptime Institute
Mr. Fidacaro is a Senior Analyst in the Datacenters and Critical Infrastructure Channel at 451 Research. Jeff has over 16 years of equity research experience covering technology companies as an analyst for both investment banks (sell side) and investment managers (buy side), as well as five years of experience as a Software Application Engineer.
Jeffrey Fidacaro
Senior Analyst
451 Research
Mr. Traver spent over 15 years leading data center strategy initiatives for IBM, including serving as their Global Chief Engieneer for IBM Global Technology Services where he was responsible for developing data center technology, tools and process optimization strategies for their global teams.
Todd Traver
VP, IT Optimization & Strategy
Uptime Institute
Ms. Morgan is 451 Research's Research Vice President, Services and covers the economics and finances of the datacenter and hosting industries. Her team tracks hosting, managed services and multi-tenant datacenter providers worldwide. Coverage includes providers, market size, datacenter supply and demand, and the industry overall.
Kelly Morgan
Research Vice President, Services
451 Research
Mr. Heslin has over two decades of experience serving as an editor at New York Construction News, Sutton Publishing, IESNA and BNP Media, where he founded Mission Critical. In addition to editorial responsibilities, Kevin serves as community manager for the Inside Track community.
Kevin Heslin
Chief Editor
Uptime Institute
Ms. Jones is a Research Director in the Multi-Tenant Datacenter and Managed Services & Hosting channels at 451 Research. Penny provides insight into the European multi-tenant datacenter markets, European managed services and hosting markets and European cloud (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS) markets.
Penny Jones
Research Director
451 Research

Research Reports Produced by the Team

Uptime Institute Research produces a variety of research outputs. The three main report types are:

Advisory Reports

Authoritative, in-depth reports that serve as a comprehensive guide on a particular topic, technology or trend.

Focus Reports

These reports explore a specific topic and are often written by Uptime Institute global consultants or technical partners/associates.

Update Reports

These are short reports on industry trends and technologies shaping the changing IT and data center landscape.
Uptime Research also produces custom research for clients on demand, publishes some videos, conducts regular webinars (example), and hosts discussion roundtables for managers of critical infrastructure, both virtually and at Uptime Network meetings.

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Uptime Institute Research Agenda

The Uptime Institute Research agenda is focused around three key areas: Corporate Risk & Governance, Business Planning & Operations and Technology Selection & Strategy.

Corporate Risk and Governance

  • Management Challenges of Hybrid Cloud
  • Outages and Resiliency
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Life Safety and Security

Business Planning and Operations

  • Enterprise Capacity and Budget Trends
  • Metrics and KPIs
  • Staffing and Operations
  • Management Tools and Software

Technology Selection and Strategy

  • Data Center Builds & Form Factors
  • Servers and Storage
  • Cloud & Colo Selection and Management
  • Disruptive Innovation

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